Today we’d like to introduce you to Shayla Garibay.
Hi Shayla, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
So I was working a 9-5 corporate job, 40 hours a week, and sometimes more when I started thinking about what I really wanna do for the rest of my life. I knew I wanted a real career but I honestly had no idea what to do or where to even start. I had attended a university after high school but ended up leaving without graduating & just accumulating debt so I knew another university wasn’t for me. I was talking to a family member and she told me how she recently got her eyelash extensions done and I had no idea that was even a thing! So she ended up giving me the information of her lash tech and I wanted to see what it was all about so I went and got my lashes done! I instantly fell in love. So I started looking more into what it took to be able to be a licensed eyelash technician and I saw the state of California you have to have an aesthetic license. So I looked into more of what an aesthetic license covered. Once I noticed I would be licensed in skincare and waxing as well something just clicked and I said “this is it I’m in”. Eyebrow care has been one of my favorite things for years. I’ve been doing my eyebrows and my families eyebrows for as long as I can remember! So in 2018 my boyfriend and I moved to Utah and I signed up for aesthetics school. After a year, we moved back to California and I applied to take the California state board test, passed & I’ve been an esthetician ever since!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. Truth is the first time around I failed my state board test by one point! It was honestly super emotional for me knowing I had to go through the whole application process and testing again. It’s such an easy thing to start doubting yourself but honestly, you just have to remember why you started and remind yourself that this is just a little bump in the road.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
So my title is a licensed aesthetician but I specialize in eyelash extensions, brow and body waxing, and lash lifts. I have many other services but these three definitely take up my life and I love it! Not only do I get to create beautiful work but I get to help people feel beautiful to and that’s so amazing.
I recently had re-branded my whole business so I’m looking forward I’m getting the name HighTide Beauty really recognized not only in LA County but all over the world! I will definitely just keep on learning because in this industry, there’s always something new! In the next couple of months, I will be in a new private studio & I couldn’t be more excited!
- Classic lashes $105
- Hybrid $125
- Volume $145
- Lash lift $85
- Brow wax $20
- Email: Shayslaysxo@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hightidebeauty/